Calendar of Events

Sat * Sept 8 * 8 a.m. to noon
COMMUNITY HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
At North Beach Park on A1A.  Second Saturday.  Please Note that at press time this was a proposed date and had not been confirmed.  Watch for signage the day before.  Contact at county Solid Waste:  (904) 827-6980.

Mon * Sept 10 * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
Second Monday.  At the Airport Conference Center.  Government watch dog organization.  North Shores and South Ponte Vedra are both charter members.  SJCRoundtable.org.  315-3288.

Tues * Sept 11 * 6 p.m.
PORPOISE POINT HOMEOWNERS MEETING
Quarterly meeting at the firehouse at First Street and Meadow Avenue.

Sat * Sept 15 * 8 to 11 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
Keepers of the Coast will have a site at the Vilano BOAT Ramp on the west end of the bridge.  But you can still cleanup at the Vilano Beach Ramp.  See: www.KeepersoftheCoast.org.

Sun * Sept 16 * 7 p.m.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
Third Sunday at the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Information oriented and solution focused.  Goal:  To enhance our community’s nature, culture, and integrity.  Contact:  [email protected], Laura Pilecki (215) 527-8915 or Tracy Hannah (443) 831-7230.

WED * Sept 19 * 4 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET MEETING
Third Wednesdays monthly at 95 Vilano Road - Hampton Inn lobby. Vilano Beach Main Street leaders implement design review, economic vitality, & promotions for the Town Center.  “The best is yet to come”.  Music. Announcements. Ribbon cutting commemoration. See: VilanoBeachFL.com.Contact Sallie O'Hara, (904) 540-0402 or [email protected].

Wed * Oct 17 * 4 p.m.
VILANO TOWN CENTER STREETSCAPE CELEBRATION
& RIBBON CUTTING
At the Beach Pavilion.  Celebrating the groundbreaking for a new town center 10 years ago.  In place of the usual third Wednesday Main Street meeting.  “The best is yet to come”.  Music. Announcements. Ribbon cutting commemoration. See: VilanoBeachFL.com.

Sat * Oct 27 * 8 a.m.
JAIL BREAK 5K RUN
VeloFest is sponsoring this event once again In partnership with Old Town Trolley and based at the Old Jail at their headquarters on San Marco Avenue.  Goes over the Vilano Bridge and back via Magnolia Avenue.  Halloween costume can win big prizes.  The Trick Stars will perform, hot cocoa bar, bloody marys from Tea and Spice Exchange, local craft beer, Kookaburra Coffee, live music.  Free bike helmets and lights for kids.  Volunteers wanted and get special event tee shirts.  Register at www.escapefromstaugustine.com.  Contact:  [email protected].

Sat * Nov 17 * 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUPER SCENIC A1A GARAGE SALE
Sponsored by Friends of A1A.  Info and Register at www.scenica1a.org.  There will be a community site on Poplar Avenue behind Publix, another community site at Camachee Island in front of the shops on A1A, and a special furniture and paver sale at the North Shores firehouse on First Street at Meadow Avenue off A1A. 

Sat * Nov 24 * All Day.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Merchantsalong Vilano Road encourage discounts and walkin traffic to explore available goods and services in the Vilano Town Center.

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
For those who enjoy interacting with other artistic talents, come join our Open Art Studio, which we have nicknamed OASis --  or one of our special Art Workshops or classes -- at the North Shores Improvement Association Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue.  The Portrait Class and Plein Air are new to 2018!  First session free!  For more information, just stop by, or contact: [email protected].  Fran Windeler, (614) 560-1672.

 Schedule

Open Art OASis – weekly – Wednesday – 12 to 3
Family Art Workshop –Monthly, 2nd Sunday – 2 to 4
Plein Air Instruction – Monthly, 2nd Tuesday – 12:30 to 3:30

   

Every Wednesday * 12 to 3 p.m.
VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
OPEN ART STUDIO
 
Self guided sessions, meet other artists, share ideas.  Tables and chairs supplied, bring your own supplies.  First session free.  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact Fran at [email protected].  (614) 560-1672.

Mondays & Thursdays * 8 a.m.
Every Saturday * 8:30 am & 9:30 am
PILATES CLASSES
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, including abdominals, lower back, hips and gluts.  Your teacher is Michele Green, [email protected].  (972) 824-8777.

Wednesdays * 8 a.m.
NEW CARDIO STRENGTH CLASS
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact:  Michele Green, [email protected], (972) 824-8777.  Michele also teaches Pilates classes at the NSIA center on Mondays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. and many Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Calendar for GTM Research Reserve Education Center events
Exploring our environment.  Guided Hikes, Beach Walks, Lectures.  For updated activities, go to www.gtmnerr.org or call 823-4500. 

Saturdays * 9 am
NORTH FLORIDA BIKE CLUB RALLY
They ride regularly on Saturdays, except third Saturday, starting at Vilano Publix parking lot.  They take a warm up loop around Porpoise Point before heading over the Bridge. Cyclists of all abilities welcome with a guaranteed 35 mile B pace ride as well as a 48 mile option.  Contact Mark (973) 219-1092 or Penni (501-5037.

Every Sunday * 10:00 am & 11:00 am
CHURCH AT VILANO
10 am Bible Study, 10:45 am Coffee social, 11:00 Worship & Communion. Every Wednesday * 6 pm Prayer & Bible Study. At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue & Church House at 121 Meadow Avenue. 904- 808-8304

2nd Sat & Sun of each month * 12:30 pm to 4 pm
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS at VILANO BOAT RAMP
12:30 to 4 pm * SAFETY VESSEL CHECKS at Vilano Boat Ramp, weather permitting, by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7. No charge. Prevent any citations for required items. Decal awarded. 904-347-5757.  www.safetyseal.net.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES
Go to www.sjcpls.org/content/main-library for offerings at our Main Library location such as yoga, stretching, seniors vs. crime, AARP tax assistance, after school gaming and science lab, story times for babies, toddlers, preschool, PC and internet. 904-827-6931 Note: new hours Mon. & Tues. 11 am to 7 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays.

Every Friday 11:30am
A A Meeting
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.